Ironically, College Park is home to no college. Instead, this city is a family friendly city located north of Downtown Orlando. It has become a trendy and popular place to live and visit, attracting more and more people to the city each day.
A Closer Look at College Park
Many of the homes in College Park were built in the 1900’s, giving the area a charming and historic feel. You can find brick lined streets throughout the city. A neat and unique feel for any Orlando resident. You’ll also find streets named after universities such as Yale and Harvard, so it’s not a mystery as to how College Park earned its name even without a college or university within its borders.
Brief History of College Park
John Ericsson was the first settler in College Park, in the mid 1800’s. He built his house in the middle of a large citrus grove, right on West Princeton. It wasn’t until 1920 when residents started to flood the area and build it up to what it is today.
There is no shortage of restaurants up in College Park. Most can be found in the Princeton Street/Edgewater Drive area. Alfonso’s Pizza & More has the pizza. Infusion Tea has vegetarian and fresh tea. There is a large variety of different types of restaurants and a few different cuisines.
Although there isn’t actually a college in College Park, there are plenty of elementary and high schools to choose from. The quality of education is top-notch, with schools being A rated (such as Princeton Elementary) and given 5 stars (like Edgewater High). Children are sure to get an excellent education in College Park.
Residents have been attracted to the rustic and historic charm of the homes built in the 1900’s, and many have revamped their homes inside for a more upscale and “cool” vibe.
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